2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event #28: $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha

Quinn Not So Mighty


Quinn Do has been eliminated. Down to just 2,000 chips (and no add-ons left), Do had committed a significant percentage of his stack against one opponent prior to a {Q-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{5-Spades} flop, at which point the rest went in.

Do had {K-Clubs}{K-Spades}{Q-Spades}{4-Diamonds}, and was behind his opponent's {A-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{3-Hearts}. The turn brought the {5-Spades}, giving his opponent a boat. And the river was the {6-Diamonds}, eliminating Do.

Tags: Quinn Do

Fischman Drowns in River


Scott Fischman was just eliminated here in Level 3. Holding {Q-}{Q-}{7-}{7-}, he got the last of his chips in on a board containing a seven and two diamonds. His set was best, but had to fade the river versus an opponent holding {K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}-X-X.

Unfortunately for Fischman, the river brought a non-pairing diamond, thereby making him an early knockout.

Tags: Scott Fischman

Team PokerStars Dominating Table 17


Table 17 is home to three Team PokerStars Pros. In Seat 1 is Team Pro USA member and 1983 Main Event champ, Tom McEvoy, who is currently sitting with 2,600 and two rebuy chips.

Seat 4 is occupied by Team Pro USA member Gavin Griffin, who has used all his rebuy chips and boasts a stack of 19,000!

At the other end of the table in Seat 10 sits Bertrand Grospellier of Team Pro France, who has also used all his rebuy chips and now sits with around 8,400.

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierGavin GriffinPokerStarsTom McEvoy

Sexton Steps Aside


Three players limped, and both blinds came along, too, including Mike Sexton in the small blind. The flop came {9-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{J-Spades}, and it checked all of the way around. The turn was the {5-Hearts}, and this time Sexton bet 300, getting just one caller in middle position.

The river brought the {9-Clubs}, pairing the board. Sexton checked, and his opponent fired out a bet of 1,000. The Ambassador of Poker nodded as if expecting as much, rechecked his cards, and mucked.

Sexton has used his add-ons, and has 6,800 at present.

Tags: Mike Sexton

Lichtenberger in the Field


Andrew Lichtenberger raised to 275 from the cutoff and was called by both the small and big blind. The three saw a flop of {K-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{A-Clubs} and all decided to check.

When the {K-Spades} hit the turn, the small blind bet 550 and the big blind folded. Lichtenberger gave it some thought but tossed in his cards. He is currently sitting with 7,100, having used all his rebuy chips.

Tags: Andrew Lichtenberger

Math Only Part of the Game

Dan Heimiller
Dan Heimiller

Dan Heimiller arrived a little while ago, taking a seat to Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy's right. Just now he was asking the table about the add-on chips. Heimiller recently played in Event No. 19 -- the $10,000 Deuce-to-Seven Draw Lowball championship -- which was also played using this rebuy-like format.

Here Heimiller was confused, because the add-on (2,000) is actually more than the starting stack (1,500), whereas in Event No. 19 the players began with 7,500 then had three 7,500 add-on chips.

Josephy offered to explain. "1,500 plus three 2,000 chips... that's 7,500," he said.

"You're right," smiled Heimiller.

"How do you win at poker, Dan?" cracked Josephy.

However he does it, Heimiller has done some winning today, pushing his stack to 7,000 while still having one of those add-on chips behind. Josephy meanwhile is sitting with 4,850 with no add-ons left.

Tags: Cliff JosephyDan Heimiller

Experienced Table


With the end of the last break came the end of the event's registration; as such, a number of new players have made their way into the tournament. A new table was opened for some of the late players and what a table it is.

Currently, Table 64 is home to Lyle Berman, Phil Galfond, Freddy Deeb, and Erik Seidel. Unfortunately the table probably won't last too long since it will be among the first to break as players are eliminated.

Action Back Underway


Since there is no bracelet ceremony this afternoon, players are in their seats and the cards are already in the air.


Players on Break


Players are on their first 20 minute break. Registration for the event will be closed after the break.